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Large crowd pays final respects to SoBo mayor

As United States and Virginia state flags flew at half-staff over the state capitol building and in South Boston in honor and memory of South Boston Mayor and former Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard Carroll Thackston, citizens from around the commonwealth paid their respects during a service of witness to the resurrection held Thursday at First Presbyterian Church.

Icy roads possible

Wintry weather conditions are possible across portions of the state Friday, including in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation. 

Road to be blocked for funeral Thursday

North Main Street from Jeffress Street to Third Street will be blocked off for Mayor Carroll Thackston's funeral from 1 to 3 p.m. today, according to Capt. B.K. Lovelace of the South Boston Police Department.

South Boston mayor remembered as ‘true patriot’

As adjutant general of the Virginia National Guard, Virginia Employment Commission manager, human resources director for Daystrom Furniture and later mayor of South Boston, Major General (retired) Carroll Thackston was in a position to touch the lives of a number of different people.

Two injured when car, log truck collide

A 21-year-old South Boston woman was charged with failure to yield the right of way following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Monday at 3:22 p.m. on James D. Hagood Highway (Highway 360) at the intersection of Clover Road (Route 92).

Fire leaves four homeless

A Sunday afternoon trailer fire has left a South Boston family of four homeless.

South Boston Manor to close

South Boston Manor, the nursing home located behind Halifax Regional Hospital, will soon close its doors leaving 40 residents looking for another place to live and 60 employees searching for jobs.

Snow makes re-enactment more like ‘real thing’

Mike Cecere stood in the cold in near ankle-deep mud with a smile on his face, watching his regiment of troops stow away their guns and equipment as a heavy snow fell from the sky.

For bottled water CEO, a natural flow

A humble 1970 high school graduate who started out as a Colonial Baking Company bread truck route salesman in Gulfport, Miss., has slowly and steadily climbed the ladder of success.

Virgilina goes Hollywood on ‘Millionaire’ game show

The Town of Virgilina went Hollywood on Friday as one of the answers on the popular game show, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.”